Back in 2014 Support in Mind Scotland designed a survey to find out from people with lived experience of psychosis and their carers what it is like to live with schizophrenia and psychosis in Scotland in 2014.

The data has now been analysed by Amanda Larking of the University of Edinburgh Department of Clinical Psychology, who also wrote up the report with support from Dr Paul Hutton, Chancellor’s Fellow in Clinical Psychology, University of Edinburgh.

The survey asked questions in four main areas:
  • stigma,
  • physical health and wellbeing,
  • quality of life and recovery,
  • priorities for change.

We are particularly pleased that the links with the English Study have been made to strengthen our report, and we are now looking to Scotland’s decision-makers and policy-makers to read this report and work with us to bring about change.

Thank you to all who took part in the survey and shared their experience with us.
Without you this report could not have been written.

1 IN 100 - The experience of living with schizophrenia and psychosis in Scotland: Results of the Scottish Schizophrenia Survey